This seems like a good time for me to recommend some pirate-oriented entertainment. If you haven't read Gideon Defoe's "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists," I highly recommend it. The sequel, "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Ahab" was okay, but not quite as funny. I see from Amazon that there's one called "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Communists" coming out next month. I'll have to add it to my wish list. (Note: If you're in the UK, some of the books have different names.)
If you don't have time to read a bunch of books, you can always watch "Dodgeball" to pick up Steve the Pirate quotes. Gar! (My favorite thing about the entire movie is that the chest full of gold they win at the end has "Deus ex machina" written across the front.)
Okay, off to work.